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Issaquah Police Department - Communications Specialist/Dispatcher



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Issaquah Police Department - Communications Specialist/Dispatcher

Last updated on December 27, 2023
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

Lateral candidates will need to apply for this position directly through the City's website at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/issaquahwa

Test fee will be paid by agency through the remainder of 2021 - discount applies at checkout.

Community Information


Area Information

County: King
Population: 36,000
# of Staff: 260

Hiring Status

Issaquah Police Department - Communications Specialist/Dispatcher has 1 vacancy.

Number of current vacancies 3

Salary Information

Salary: $32.95 - $43.36 per hour. The work schedule for Police Communications Specialists shall consist of four (4) consecutive workdays on duty, followed by four (4) consecutive days off (this represents an average of 182 12-hour shifts in a year for a total of 2184 hours). As a result, Communication Specialists receive 16 hours per month paid at the overtime rate (1.5x), as part of the regular work schedule.

Benefit Information

No cost and low-cost options for medical and dental plans

Vision insurance

Deferred compensation investment plan with $100 a month match by City

Employee assistance program,

Orthodontia pool

Eight hours sick leave per month

Eleven days vacation per year (increases with longevity)

Tuition assistance program

Membership in Public Employees' Retirement System

Social Security

Salary increases based on merit

Education merit pay

$50,000 employer paid life insurance

Issaquah Police Department - Communications Specialist/Dispatcher Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Typing Test Yes, required

The typing test is a critical component of your written test score and you are required to complete the online typing test within 90 days (before or after) your written exam. You will be allowed four (4) attempts at the typing test every seven (7) days and are responsible for selecting the score that you want PST to forward to the agencies you have applied with.

35 WPM; 90% Accuracy

Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score
Dispatch Typing Test 35 WPM; 90% Accuracy

Issaquah Police Department - Communications Specialist/Dispatcher Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 3 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
Drug Usage
Automatic Have used marijuana within the past year.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 10 years. No more than 3 uses total.
Automatic Illegal use of 3 or more different controlled substances.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Automatic The use of ANY illegal drugs, except marijuana, within the past 3 years
Automatic Have ever illegally used a drug after submitting application to any Law Enforcement agency.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Withdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: DISHONESTY IN APPLICATION PROCESS/BACKGROUND.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.

Contact Information

Issaquah Police Department - Communications Specialist/Dispatcher

Post Office Box 1307
Issaquah, WA 98027-1307 King County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
Typing Test: Yes, required

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